November 6, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
5 Responses to “Puri-tea Party”
I’d be one of the first they’d throw overboard!
I’m not sure which I’d be–
The Thrower or the Throwee.
Same here. I’m pretty conservative on many issues but I may not be as idealogically pure as the hardliners want. I think we need moderates in the party as long as the direction is to center-right.
I’m in the “America first” wing of the Republican party.
That comes to why a two-party system can be a lot of trouble, even though it has benefits.
To be a “Democrat” means that the media and members in your own party expect you to be pro-union, pro-abortion, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-gay marriage, anti-war, pro-big government and declare that you are fighting for the avaergae Joe, even when you’re not. Dems that don’t line up are called “Blue Dog Dems” or whatever else. Factions within the majority can effect change, mind you. Pelosi just sold-out her life-long NARAL connections to pass the public option on health care.
To be a “Republican” means to the media and party hard-liners that you are pro-business, pro-life, pro-family values, anti-taxes, pro-small government, pro-military and then you must declare that you’re fighting for the Average Joe, even when you’re not. the conservative faction of the Party has more juice due to being diametrically opposed to Obama and crew right now.
So many of these issues are not mutually exclusive. I just remain hopeful that you end up with a Reagan after a Carter…
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